With so many thousands of breast implants having been inserted over the years, it is becoming very common for women to develop problems requiring further surgery. If you are in this situation then it is most important that you have a consultation with an experienced surgeon so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed. Skilled surgical technique and attention to individual needs are essential to produce satisfying results with breast implants. However, all too often these are overlooked. As a result, we see many patients who have had a breast augmentation elsewhere and who are dissatisfied with the result or have developed complications.
Reasons for breast implant revision include:
- Dissatisfaction with implant size or shape
- Incorrect surgical placement or implant positioning
- Problems with the implant e.g. hardening, leakage or rupture
- Complications e.g. capsular contracture or infection